Clay, Fayette, Nicholas

NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS – manage vegetation


 To maintain necessary clearances for safe and reliable electric service, Appalachian Power Company plans to manage vegetation along the Belva – Swiss Distribution portion of its 34-kilovolt distribution system in Nicholas, Fayette, and Clay counties, WV.  On or about June 26, 2023, contract crews will begin to trim and remove trees and brush and apply herbicides along our rights-of-way.  Work will be done in accordance with International Society of Arboriculture guidelines and consider factors such as tree species, growth characteristics, line voltage, etc.  In unmaintained or undeveloped areas cuttings will remain on site to minimize soil disturbance and to promote biodegradation.

Rights-of-way in this area involved in the program are:  20 Mile Creek Rd., Backus Br. Rd., State Rt. 39, Bell Creek Rd., Rock Camp Rd., Riverfront Dr., Rich Creek Rd., Jodie Rd., S. Swiss Rd., and State Rt. 16.

Representatives will attempt to personally contact resident property owners at least seven business days prior to working on their property.  Specifics regarding your property may be discussed at that time.  If you are a nonresident property owner and have questions regarding our right-of-way maintenance, they may be directed to:

Appalachian Power Company

Forestry Department

404 29th St. W

Charleston, WV 25387